Mission # 8

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 14 July 1943
384th Mission
Mission Number 8
VIII Bomber Command Mission Mission Number 73   (more...)
Mission Comments Luftwaffe Airfield Pounded
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the high group of its assigned Combat Wing on today's mission. The target was accurately bombed with good results.
Primary Target Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 14
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 3
Scrubbed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

22 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sorted by Pilot, and may be sorted by any column: click the column head.
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑3218[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑3222Bishop, Charles W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑3330Munday, James Stanley Failed to ReturnHit by flak on bomb run, which knocked out #1 engine; after bombs away, fighters attacked, knocking out #3 and #4, #3 catching fire; crew bailed out; aircraft exploded and crashed 500 meters N of Les Essarts-le-Roi, France. No MACR.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5838Frink, Horace Everett Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑5848.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5843[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
Lead Ground Spare Aircraft (has bombsight).
42‑5848[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑5838.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5849Sierens, Ernest Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑5852Butler, Johnny Addison Completed MissionGroup lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5855Kelly, James Henry Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑5883Estes, Thomas Jefferson Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, group deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑29768Willing, Mark Skinner Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑29956Hausenfluck, Jesse Dee AbortedTurned back at Splasher 10 at 0711 hrs when #3 prop governor broke and prop ran away.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30026Algar, Philip Morris Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30030[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑3222.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30032Dietel, William (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30039Hall, Kelmer James AbortedHigh Squadron deputy. Turned back at 0715 hrs over Channel because aircraft could not stay in formation - it felt 'sluggish.'
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30043Davidson, John W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30046Wilson, Clayton R Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30065Keck, George B Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30139Christman, Clarence Ray AbortedTurned back three to four minutes after crossing the French coast at 0748 hrs due to failure of #1 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑30147Ward, P J Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑30196Armstrong, James Edwin Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT